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Andy Samberg: I'm happy with my work

Published 12/04/2015

Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg doesn't understand how he's still managing to "ascent the ladder of bigness".

The 36-year-old star began his career as part of spoof music group The Lonely Island and has since become a recognised actor, writer and producer, with credits includes voicing Brent McHale in the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies and the lead role of Detective Jake Peralta in TV series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

While not all of his projects have gone down well, with 2007 flick Hot Rod being a distinct flop, Andy isn't fazed by the criticism.

“Making a movie is super f**king hard work and no one wants to put out a movie and have it not make a gajillion dollars, but I genuinely feel like I’ve reached a point where, when I’m old and I’m going to die, I really made the sh*t that I personally thought was funny," he reasoned with Nylon Guys magazine.

He also puts his musical talents to good use and helped pen the track Everything Is Awesome for hit animated flick The Lego Movie. The track was nominated for an Academy Award, but the feature missed out on a best animated film nomination.

“If you want to put your faith in what the Oscars think, you gotta live with that,” he noted, adding that he was thrilled to have been able to perform the tune during the ceremony with close friends and The Lonely Island bandmates Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. “We kind of looked at each other and just started laughing, because it always feels like, ‘How is what we’re doing still continuing to ascend the ladder of bigness?’”

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